Google News Features Article With F-Word

Mar 23, 2011 • 8:36 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google News UKIf you visit Google News UK now and scroll down to the entertainment section you may see Google featuring an article with the F-word in the title.

Here is a screen shot I took of the article, which you can read over here:

Google News F Bomb

This is not the first time Google had the F-Bomb on Google's home page. In November 2009 the F Bomb Makes Front Page of Google News, thanks to Michael Arrington. Google then apologized saying:

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. As you my know, Google News is highly unusual in that it offers a news service compiled solely by computer algorithms without human intervention. There are no human editors at Google selecting or grouping the headlines and pictures, and no individual decides which stories and images get top placement. This automation is what makes Google News a valuable source of information on the important issues of the day. We are always working to improve our service, and your feedback will help us in this process.

So far, on this incident there is no Google apology. But I do believe Google has a policy to prevent articles with certain words from showing on the Google home page. No sure if they changed that policy or there was a bug of some sorts?

Forum discussion at Google News Help.

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